Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Look Out Hollywood!

If this whole gardening thing doens't work out it seems like I may have a future in the movies. Seth came out to the Gardens today to work on a tv spot for the Walk for Life. My job? Drive the golf cart nice and steady so the camera doens't wobble and the actors stay in frame. It turned out really nice.
FYI: The Walk for Life is Saturday, October 3rd, so mark your calendar now.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

They're Back!

You take a couple of days off to go camping and when you come back the water in the north channel has dropped. Of course that can only mean one thing. Beavers.

The little darlings have built a dam just east of the bridge that goes onto Watson Island. It is pretty cool and in the perfect spot too. The pond that is forming is right where my irrigation intake is for the amphitheater. They haven't dammed anything else just yet although it looks like they are in construction mode. I came across a felled Russian olive and Siberian elm. Looks like our little bucktooth buddies are doing their part for conservation.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Plant Theft

I've been keeping quiet about our plant thefts lately. Not because they haven't been happening because they have. I just don't need to be having apoplectic fits every other day. OK. We haven't been having plants being stolen every day. Maybe every few days.

Like today....some SOB stole the Siberian Elm that was growing in the levee and causing me all kinds of trouble. The nerve. Helping me out like that. What is this world coming to?

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


Remember when the puparium looked like this?

Me, too. And some day it will look like this again. Someday hopefully being today. Waiting for pupa is almost as hard as waiting for Christmas.

Friday, August 7, 2009

I Luv Natives!

I luv natives and you all know I love the Tararisk Coaltion. You know they are helping us install an Uplands Conservation Garden as a part of their huge clean up along the Colorado River. Well, to help raise money for the plants they are selling bumper stickers. The bumper sticker is $20 and 100% of the proceeds will go towards the purchase of revegatation material. Umm, that means plants to you and me. We have some in Botanica Gift Shop. For every sticker we sell at Botanica the WCBG gets $20 worth of plants to go into the Uplands Conservation Garden. So come on down and buy a sticker. Buy two. Buy three. They make excellent gifts. And they go well with everything in your closet.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Joseph, Bob and Bill

We got some new goldfish! Their names are Joseph, Bob and Bill. They are swimming around in the pond in the butterfly house. Come on down and check them out. They are the smallest ones in the tank. They went from being the biggest fish in their old tank to being the smallest ones in ours.